YouTube Subtitles (Closed Captions)
YouTube allows user to upload captions and transcript file to work it as a video subtitles. YouTube captions and transcripts great feature for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to enjoy YouTube videos. YouTube subtitles helps people who speak different languages to understand what is going on in a video. Captions also used as the lyrics subtitle for YouTube music videos.
YouTube uses speech processing algorithms to determine when the words in a transcript should be displayed. YouTube uses Google's translation tool to automatically translate uploaded captions into 60 different languages. In some cases YouTube uses Google's automatic speech recognition technology to offer computer generated voice to text automatic captions, if video uploader don’t provide any captions and transcript file.How to Download YouTube Subtitles
Not all YouTube video has subtitles (Closed Captions), make sure the YouTube video you wan to extract subtitles from, has the “CC” button (Closed Captions button next to: SETTINGS). You can use any of the following methods to download YouTube subtitles.
YouTube Subtitles Downloader Web Tool:
YouTube Subtitles (Closed captions) downloader is a simple web tool that enables you to extract YouTube subtitles by providing the YouTube video Url which has a closed captions. Simply paste the valid YouTube video Url in Yt Subs Download Tool input box and click “Extract Transcript” button. It will generate the full subtitles text available for this video from within YouTube and allows you to save it as .TXT or .SRT format.
YouTube Subtitles Downloader for Windows and Mac:
Google2SRT is a handy little software for Windows and Mac OS that allows you to convert subtitles from YouTube to SubRip (.srt) format, that is recognized by most video players. You can download XML subtitles or simply type video's URL and Google2SRT will do the rest. Download free open source Google2SRT for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. Google2SRT Website
YouTube Subtitles Downloader for Browser:
YouTube Caption Downloader is a Firefox extension and Download YouTube Captions is a userscript (for Chrome and Internet Explorer) that helps you to download captions/transcript that attached to YouTube Videos in a single click from your browser. The file is saved in .srt format that can be used by any mainstream video player.
Extract YouTube Captions and Transcript : YouTube allows developers to extract YouTube video captions or transcription as a XML generated file. From the link below replace <VIDEOID> with the id of your YouTube video. And replace <LANG> with your language, where it can be
en for English,
it for Italian and
de for German.
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